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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS BEAR CLAWED Undefeated Canyon Cougars suffer first defeat of season at the hands of the Bastrop Bears Page 5A SATURDAY 0 PONT FORGJT TIME CHANGE Daylight Savings Time etids at 2 Sunday morning Set your clocks back one hoik when you go to bad tonight 14 pages 2 sections CLICK wwvr j a cloudy High Low 78 51 Details1B D6ARABBY 3B COMICS 2B 4A 4B 5A 3B FORUM RELIGION SPORTS TV GRIDS to mull By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil could take a step toward managing the summer traffic influx Monday when it con siders hiring a consultant to develop a traffic plan Council meets at in Council Chanibers at the New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Aye The New Braunfels Police Department doesnt have atraf fic division and doesnt spend too much time ushering the tens of thousands of summer recreation visitors said NBPD Chief Russell Johnson Theres not much you can Johnson said Much of the traffic oh Inter state 35 Seguin Avenue and Loop 337 is bumper to bumper throughout the summer Johnson said the problem was mostly volume If we look at a major holi this town were never designed to handle that much The police department has considered several suggestions including making traffic on some twoway streets go one way in the morning and go another way in the afternoon This summer was a busy time with ideal water condi tions on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers Traffic though left some thing to be desired There was a widespread concern that traffic was worse this said Sherrie Brammel Schlitterbahn pub lic information Although traffic is heavy on weekends on certain road waysresidents often complain they cant get around town and businesses complain cus tomers cant get to them Mayor Adam Cork would like to see the interested par ties try to work on the prob v City officials pie and the Texas Depaltjnent of Transportation able to develop a solution without spending money on a consultant Cork said FRONTand CENTER o r Photos by REBECCA Geno Medina and son Enzo get handson instruction on at the citys Huntersafety course Thursday night State gun safety from huntersafety instructor Nathan Pence law says hunters older than 17 must take the course Hunters loaded for safe By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer T David J Laguna 17 has been hunting for seven years He killed his first whitetailed deer two years ago But David J had to stay home from his fathers hunt ing trip last month He had turned 17 and had to have a huntertraining course to receive his license Laguna andhis dad also David week in a hunter education course hosted by theNewBraunfels Parks arid Recreation Department Steve Ughtfoot an information specialist fqrTexas Parks Wildlife said every hunter born on or after Sept must take a hunter safety class David J is ready now though and he and his fattier hope to hit the ground running when deer season opens Nov 1 For the Lagunas hunting is a family sport David J and his father hunt all oyqr They hunt doves in the Val ley and other game on ranches nearby or on their property in Del Rio Last year they collected 350 pounds of deer meat Dayjd Laguna takes his daughter hunting although she isnt allowed to hunt herself My boys always liked Laguna said But shes been asjdngjo shoot ChlWreh under 17 need not take the course if they huntwith alicensedhunter 17 or older Ughtfoot said Traditional hunter safety courses consist of 10 hours SAFETY TIM firearm as though it were loaded point the muzzle in a safe direction Besura of your target and what is in front of and beyond it firearms when they are not in Wear hearing and eye protection Dont handle firearms while intoxicated SOURCETmaij Parts 6 of classroom tirrie Hunters seeking a license can study at home via the Internet and attend a fourhour handson home study and skills trail test according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife The tests are available in San Antonio and Austin in December More information is available at This younger than 17 can take advan tage of youthonly hunting this weekend Saturday and Sunday minors can take whitetailed deer of turkey Ughtfoot said Its just to give young and inexperienced hunters the first chance at he said It gets more difficult to hunt deer as the season goes on because of fewer daylight hours and because deer get wise to hunters on public land he said Eno and Qino look through hunter safety Handbooks Ranger Buyer offered trial lies DPS gave Ulloa for deal By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A Texas Ranger testified Friday that a man who allegedly bought marijuana from a drug defendant tried to extort from him in exchange for lying in court The testimony came in the fifth day of the trial of Terry Ulloa which continues Monday in the courtroom of 274th Judi cial District Judge Gary Steel Because of the nature of the charges and his past record which includes a fed eral drug conviction Ulloa 45 faces up to two life terms in prison if convicted on charges of possession of mari mine and cocaine in a drug free zone Ulloa was arrested July 13 2000 in his West End home after an investigation by the Comal County Metro politan Narcotics Task Force and Depart ment of Public Safety Narcotics Service His arrest came after former Comal County Sheriffs Detective Pete Arroyo led Robert Ortiz Sr to make a series of alleged marijuana purchases Friday Texas Ranger Lt Tony Leal tes tified under questioning by District Attor ney Dib Waldrip that he investigated Ortiz for witness tampering That investigation came a year after Ulloas arrest when Ulloa free on bail reported to officials that Ortiz had approached him and offered to lie in court about the drugtransactions Leal who headed the investigation into the alleged extortion had Ulloa wear a lis tening device on Aug and engage Ortiz in a conversation about the offer which wastaped by the conver sation was later transcribed for court Ulloa was given in cash by the DPS to make the deal Mr Ortiz said Tm going to jail already Theres nothing 1 can do about Leal testified Ortiz prepared an elaborate lie involv ing an alleged illegal immigrant he said See ULLOA Page 3A Ijrr Hornseth says no growth crisis yet but be prepared By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SMJTHSON VALLEY Comal County Engineer Torn Hornseth sgjd Thursday night the countys growfli fc not In but warned COWty mpie to aet as the area jgrows dramatically Hornseth was among officials on hand m the League of Women Vot ejSCpmjl Area kicked Qff a two yf ar study of and ianJ use issues with a panel discussion HmHGOE swer Susan Patterson Hprnseth opened his fBBlBl Hornseth New Braun remarks with a swipe at fels City Planner Frank the name of tlie meeting Bobbins former New 1 would have to Braunfels Parks Director he said I think Iris Neffendorf and plan were wellorganized 1 ner Donald Stence all M think the county is gavegOmimitepresenta m think a better tions followed by a ques term would be Countyin m tionandanswer period the Tom Homseth over the last About gs people attended the three years has helped shape the meeting tocJujjftjg County Judge countys water Oanny Prepinct Corndrainage sewage and sub missioner Jay JidBUWn and Treadivision regutoions He is working now on a major thoroughfare plan for the county County officials have said the county could be a target for out siders who wish to poach its groundwater supply Ifs also a tar get Homseth said because peo ple want to move here Hornseth laid out the countys limited authority to regulate growth and where it comes from in the local government and water codes The county has lobbied the CRISIS Page 3A 1983 Gregs Automotive Jiod 679 S Seguin 6256824 We mem all 2003 Current Custom
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